PRESQUE ISLE – Police were still on the scene of a shooting that happened around 5:50 a.m. Monday in northern Maine.
Police said they got a call from a man saying he had been shot and was dying.
The shooting happened on Northern Road and the area was blocked off by police.
The man was brought to A.R. Gould Hospital where he underwent surgery and was life-flighted to Northern Maine Light Health in Bangor where he remains in critical condition.
Police said they believe this to be an isolated incident.
Some local businesses were closed and Maine School Administrative District 1 canceled school for the day. Northern Maine Community College was placed on lockdown.
Police also told neighbors to be cautious and encouraged them to stay inside.
ABC7/Fox 22 spoke with a few neighbors who said they are concerned for their safety.
“This hits too close to home for me. I’m only a couple hundred feet away [from] where it happened,” one neighbor said.
“I mean, it doesn’t really surprise me but … I mean, it’s scary. It’s a small town up here so for something like that to happen up here. It’s different,” said another.
Police said they are still in the area this evening and will be continuing their investigation.
The two suspects are being identified as Jason Alexander of Maine and Jomo White of Georgia.
Both men are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call authorities immediately.